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India's #metoo moment

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India's #MeToo moment: why women are now calling out sexual harassment

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Objective 'Zero Hunger' 2030: Lambert Wilson and UN's FAO tell us how

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Bosnians help out as migrants pour in

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Masego: Meet the 'TrapHouseJazz' musician getting 55 million hits on YouTube

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Saudi Arabia and Donald Trump: How deep do business ties run?

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

A pretty picture: Investing in the booming contemporary art market

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US backs off branding China a currency manipulator

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IN THE PRESS

'No free press in Arab world': Washington Post publishes Khashoggi's last column

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-01-24

As Lebanon pushes for Syrian refugees to return home, dilemma remains

The Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria reopened in December after being closed for some five years. Since the war in Syria began, the number of refugees in Qaa, the closest Lebanese town to the border, has reached 30,000. Earlier this year, Lebanese President Michel Aoun asked the international community to help them return home safely. But do these refugees want to go back? FRANCE 24's Julie Dungelhoeff reports from Qaa.

Also this week, Turkey launched an air and ground campaign in Syria's northwestern province of Afrin. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now hopes to prevent the collective Kurdish forces from forming a united front along the Turkish border. We take a look at those different Kurdish armed groups, and what they each stand for.

Finally, we tell you about Ahed Tamimi, the new face of Palestinian resistance in the digital age. Footage of the 16-year-old confronting armed forces in the occupied West Bank has gone viral, leading to her arrest. However, the young activist could face up to seven years behind bars.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Mariam SAAB , Tamara PAVAN , Anne POUZARGUES

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2018-10-17 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Salim Saab: Showcasing the women of the Arab art world

This week, we're drawing attention to the women who are fighting to assert their influence in the Arab world. We're joined by one man who's doing exactly that: Franco-Lebanese...

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2018-10-10 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

'Age old cities' exhibition: A virtual tour of the Middle East's landmarks

Ancient cities destroyed by war are brought back to life, thanks to state-of-the art virtual reality. A new exhibition at the Arab World Institute in Paris shines a spotlight on...

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2018-10-03 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri released by Israel

This week in Israel saw the release of Franco-Palestinian activist Salah Hamouri, a lawyer by training. The 33-year-old had been held in prison without charge for 13 months and...

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2018-09-27 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Anger and mourning in Iran after military parade attack

In Iran, at least 25 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after militants disguised as soldiers opened fire on a military parade on Saturday. Iran's Supreme Leader...

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2018-09-19 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Rapper I-NZ's 'This is Iraq': When music gets political

This week, we meet Dubai-based Iraqi rapper I-NZ. Earlier this summer, he released a song about what has happened to his country since the US-led invasion in 2003. "This is...

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